James MacDonald (D. Min. Phoenix Seminary) is married to his high
school sweetheart, Kathy, from Ontario, Canada. James' ministry
focuses on the unapologetic proclamation of God's Word and the
worship of God's Son.
In 1998, along with 18 people, James and Kathy planted Harvest Bible Chapel, which now has a weekly attendance of more than 13,000 people. Out of the church grew a multitude of ministries touching the world: a Bible-teaching ministry, church planting, as well as a training center for pastors, a year-round camp, a biblical counseling center, a disaster recovery organization, and a Christian school. All impacting millions of lives annually. The MacDonalds have three adult children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and four amazing grandsons. For more about James, visit jamesmacdonald.com.
"James MacDonald is one of the most passionate church leaders I
have ever known. I count it a privilege to call him my friend.
"Vertical Church" will force you to think fresh thoughts about the
future of the church in the US and around the world. The chapter on
preaching impacted me greatly."
Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL, author of "Courageous Leadership"
"If I read another book broad-brushing and bad-mouthing the church, I may end up doing prison ministry from the inside. Jesus loves and died for the church. That's why I love "Vertical Church"; it's about God's people and God's glory. It's not just another book by a critic or theoretician but a real vision from a real pastor with a real church making a real difference for the glory of God and good of people."
Mark Driscoll, Preaching and Vision pastor of Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA
""Vertical Church" will ignite your passion for the potential of God's power in the local church. Whether you're a leader in the church or just searching for more, you will discover deep and meaningful spiritual truths in this book that will inspire your faith."
Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, author of "Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World"